This Seven-Story Spanish Bungalow Is Overflowing With Natural Light

The designers say that each room tells a unique story.

Patrick Wade and Dave DeMattei living room

Perched in the Hollywood Hills, a 1930s Spanish bungalow — all seven stories! — gets a top-to-bottom overhaul by a pair of art-loving, globe-trotting retail gurus.

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Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade
Roger Davies
Meet the Owners

Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade on the terrace with their dachshunds, Penny and Daisy.

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Patrick Wade Dave DeMattei foyer
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Foyer

Wade used large-scale pieces in the high-ceilinged foyer to create a dramatic tableau. The marble-topped iron console is from the couple’s favorite London shop, , and the extra-tall, orchid-filled urns are of cast iron. The bench is from .

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Patrick Wade Dave DeMattei bathroom
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Bathroom

Oversize vintage oil paintings add unexpected luxury to the master bath. Raffia wallpaper, . “I love that paper,” Wade says. “It works for every room in the house, and it’s super-durable.” Bathtub and fixtures, .

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Patrick Wade Dave DeMattei breakfast nook
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Breakfast Nook

Wade turned an unused corner into a breakfast nook with room for antique-inspired Astier de Villatte ceramics. Pendant, . Chairs, .

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Living Room

These longtime retail executives, designed their Spanish bungalow with a largely neutral palette to highlight the art and black-and-white photography they collect. In the living room, the sofas and wing chairs are by . The floor lamps are by and the table lamps are from . Leather stools, Hermès. Rug, .

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Patrick Wade Dave DeMattei guest bedroom
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Guest Bedroom

"I wanted the ultimate guest room,” says Wade, “with a bold mix of accessories and comfortable seating.” A four-poster bed from creates intimacy in spite of the room’s 20-foot ceilings. The rug is one of several in Wade’s collection. Sofa, .

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Patrick Wade Dave DeMattei fireplace
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Fireplace

The stacked stone-and-brick fireplace in the guest bedroom is original to the 1930s home.

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Patrick Wade and Dave DeMattei pool room
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Pool Room

The pool room’s colorful palette of blues and greens is a departure from the neutral scheme in the house. The walls are stacked with artwork — including several pieces with summertime themes — that the couple has collected for more than 30 years. The Erinn V. slipper chair is in a fabric. Sofa fabric, . Ottoman, . Pendant, Waldo Fernandez. Mirror, .

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Patrick Wade Dave DeMattei bungalow view
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Balcony View

A view from the top-floor balcony to the brick patio seven stories below, which was badly overgrown when the couple purchased the home. They revamped the terraced outdoor spaces by laying fresh brickwork and incorporating more structured greenery, like boxwood spheres and hedges.

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This story originally appeared in the December/January 2018 issue of Natipernavigare.

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